Canisius College

684 reviews
  1. Buffalo, NY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Canisius College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Address
2001 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14208

Canisius College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
970-1180
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$20,505/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,645/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,251/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,319/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,822/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,178/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,725Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Driven
    44%
  • Average
    36%
  • Awesome
    12%
  • Stressed
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
42%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.50 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Average
    38%
  • The Best
    38%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Very good!
    8%
  • Bittersweet
    4%
  • I didn't have a good experience at all.
    4%

After Canisius College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses

Reviews

684 reviews
  • Excellent
    140
  • Very Good
    235
  • Average
    249
  • Poor
    38
  • Terrible
    22
As a junior, my experience has been very bittersweet. My school lacks racial/ethnic diversity and it can be very uncomfortable being a student there. It would be nice to see more people who have similar life experiences as me. I would like a balance between learning about others experiences and interacting with people who have similar experiences. Although my college lacks racial diversity, I have found comfort in my professors. They always acknowledge and admire my great work ethics and my input on class topics. I have built great relationships with some of my professors, so this helps keep me motivated. I love that my school has a variety of clubs to participate in and there is always activities going on, during the week and even during the weekends. We have clubs that focus on specific cultures, people, and personalities. I may be graduating in a year, but I am happy to say that I have met some of the most beautiful, inspiring, and loving people at Canisius College and I would not change this experience for anything in the world.
  • College Junior
  • 9 months ago
Canisius College is one of the best choices that I have made in my life. I have had nothing but good experiences, from friends I've made, professors I have had, and school events that I have attended. The school has a strong Jesuit foundation that shapes the way the student learns and how everyone interacts with each other. They let each person grow on their own, whether it be with in the Catholic faith or not, and always offer support. If I could do it all over, I would definitely choose Canisius College again. The "homey" atmosphere that the campus and people provide for the individual make Canisius the most unique college that I applied to a year ago.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
I am not an athlete and I do not participate in intramurals or club sports, but I do attend the basketball games. Men basketball games are more important than women basketball games, but both teams work really hard. Every sports team at my college has practice almost everyday, sometimes at 5am in the morning and they all travel to other places for games, tournaments, etc. We have a club called C-block which goes to games and take up entire sections wearing Canisius gear and screaming out rants and chants. They make signs and get people to come out and support our athletes. Our athletic facilities are great in quality and we can take the shuttle vans to and from the facilities at any time.
  • College Junior
  • 9 months ago